Ampol is piloting a carbon neutral petrol and diesel option aimed at offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions caused by the production, distribution, and consumption of fuel.
Initially being piloted to Ampol’s business customers, a carbon neutral option will be offered where emissions associated with Ampol’s fuel or diesel product will be offset through the purchase of a portfolio of carbon credits. These credits will be generated through projects handpicked by Ampol, including nine Australian projects that are proven to deliver social and environmental benefits to regional farmers and local communities.
Brent Merrick, Executive General Manager, Commercial, says the introduction of Ampol’s carbon neutral fuel option is aimed at providing customers a transparent and flexible carbon neutral offering that can help them achieve their decarbonisation goals.
“While we continue our important work to explore new lower emissions transport solutions for our customers, our carbon neutral fuel option provides an interim solution for customers who are looking to offset emissions from their consumption of fuel and help support important environment and community projects in Australia and overseas.”
Customers that participate in the pilot program will be offered two carbon neutral portfolios to choose from – one that features 100% Australian projects, and the other featuring 30% Australian projects. The program offers a flexible opt-in model, with customers being provided choices to apply portions of their volume to meet sustainability targets.
A wide range of Ampol’s business customers will be targeted for participation in the pilot program, including mining, road transport, rail, government and energy customers.
The carbon neutral fuel pilot will run for approximately three months, with an evaluation process to be executed before exploring a roll out to Ampol’s broader customer base.
“I look forward to incorporating the learnings from this pilot to expand our carbon mitigation initiatives, while continuing to progress investment in new fuel technologies to meet our customers’ needs well into the future,” Mr Merrick says.
Those interested in being part of this program can contact CarbonNeutral@ampol.com.au.